Vaughan & Chiang's "Paper Girls" Builds a Familiar Yet Disconcerting World
It’s been, oh, about six months since the last “fake geek girls” flare-up, but no matter when the next argument erupts, WeLoveFine.com has you covered.
Showcased in the T-shirt collection curated by writer Kelly Sue DeConnick are two designs made especially for (in her words) “Male-Type-Guy-Dudes.”
“Look. Here’s the deal: you’re not fooling anyone. We know you’re not Geek Girls. (Your unsightly stubble and Adam’s apples give you away.),” DeConnick writes. “It’s okay. We understand. Being a Geek Girl is a pretty fabulous thing. We get it and love you for your aspiration. But the thing is, you’re not a Geek Girl … because you’re a guy. So quit pretending and learn to love yourself for who you are.”
She goes on to provide step-by-step instructions for self-acceptance (spoilers: They involve buying one of the tees, wearing it to a convention and/or specialty shop). And best of all, DeConnick’s commission on purchases of the shirts goes to the Girls Leadership Institute.
Also worth highlighting are these T-shirts from Out of Step Arts featuring gorgeous designs by comics creators Toby Cypress and Liz Suburbia. They’ll debut in three weeks at HeroesCon in Charlotte, North Carolina, but you can pre-order them at a special price now. What’s more, Out of Step Arts is holding a Tumblr giveaway: Users who reblog this Tumblr post will be automatically entered for a chance to win one of the designs (of their choosing).